As I child we sing “This little light of mine” and we talk about a light that can not be hidden. Then we grow up and our “Christianity” becomes a light we turn on and off. Discovering when it adds to us or subtracts from what we want to accomplish. I don’t think we intend it that way but we can dangerously end up in this very unChristian behavior. Men love darkness rather than light because their hearts are EVIL…
I can’t do it. I can’t shut off the light of who I am in Christ. Someone asked me who I was and I immediately said, “I am a pastor of two churches, one in Rockford and the other in Belvidere” This is not my natural response. Typically I would tell them I run a small IT company in Rockford to fund my family while I pastor… Why do we think our work defines us?
Then I read this in my devotions the other day.
his [God’s] word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
This describes what is happening in my spirit right now… I can’t stop talking about Jesus. It doesn’t matter if I am at WalMart or at home, in the church or at Starbucks.
How often do you talk about Jesus? Maybe better to ask how often does my life talk about Jesus?